Welcome to the "Crimes A to Z" section of FindLaw's Criminal Law Center, an alphabetical list of crimes containing definitions for many of the most common crimes. Where available, you will also find a link to your state's criminal statute for the selected crime, as well as any applicable federal criminal law. To begin, select a crime from the list of crimes below.
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If You're Facing Criminal Charges, You Probably Need an Attorney
If you're facing criminal charges or are worried that you may in the future, it's important to know your rights and to understand that you're completely innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court. However, because you're freedom may be on the line, you want to make sure that you have a strong legal defense team in your corner. Getting in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney early in the process is the first step to protecting your rights.